1.Before using any nonstick cookware for the first time, wash it to make sure it is clean.
2.Optionally, you can further clean and prepare the surface by seasoning. Lightly rub cooking oil onto the nonstick surface and heat the cookware over medium heat for two or three minutes. When it cools, sponge it with a mild detergent in warm water and rinse clean. It's ready to go!
3.Always use low or medium heat when cooking food. This helps preserve the nutrients (many of which are fragile, and easily damaged when heated to extremes). It also helps preserve the nonstick surface.
4.While the better nonstick coating surfaces are designed to stand up to rough treatment, all nonsticks will last longer if you are careful not to stab the surface with a sharp point or cut foods with a knife while in the cookware.
5.Do not overheat empty cookware. Always be sure that oil, water or food materials are in the cookware prior to heating it.
6.Do not use cookware as a food-storage container, which could encourage staining. It's better to keep cookware clean when not in use.
7.Always allow hot cookware to cool before immersing in water.
8.Your new cookware is perfectly safe to put into the dishwasher, but most nonstick cookware surfaces are so easy to clean that a quick handwash does the trick.
9.If, through misuse, burned grease or food residue collects on the surface, it can usually be removed with warm water and a mild detergent. In an extreme case, such residue can be removed by a thorough cleaning with this solution: 3 tablespoons bleach, 1 tablespoon liquid dish detergent, and 1 cup of water. Apply to the cooking surface with a sponge or plastic scrubbing pad. After cleaning, recondition the surface with a light wipe of cooking oil.